The date was November 3, 1996, when Kobe Bryant made his official NBA debut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and sophomore pro Kevin Garnett.

Few in the crowd would have guessed they were looking at history when the 17-year-old fresh from high school Kobe played six minutes, finishing with 0 points, 1 rebound, 0 assists, 1 block, 0 steals, 1 turnover, 1 foul and just 1 attempt from the floor.

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